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Chinese celebration fuels Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/19, 10:47 am

A police officer shot a teenager at near point-blank range, and at least 50 other people sustained injuries in protests on Tuesday in Hong Kong. The number of pro-democracy protesters hurt in clashes with police continues to rise as China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule. Protesters vandalized Chinese businesses and held up banners that read, “End dictatorial rule.” Hong Kong transitioned from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Singing in Hong Kong

International | Protests grow in anticipation of Tuesday’s anniversary of the Communist Party’s rise to power in China
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/30/19, 01:53 pm

HONG KONG: They are still singing in the streets, but the Chinese territory is on edge as protests swell leading up to Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding.

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Associated Press/Photo by Vincent Yu

Violent protests are Hong Kong’s new normal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/30/19, 11:20 am

Police in Hong Kong used tear gas, pepper spray, and water cannons Sunday to clear out unsanctioned protests. Hong Kong banned pro-democracy demonstrations last weekend, but protesters continued undeterred and responded to the police by hurling petrol bombs and bricks. More demonstrations are expected on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party taking power in China.

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